Youth

Junior Educator leads an afterschool group tour of "Eat or Be Eaten: Animal Survival Strategies."

Youth Committee promote their exhibition "iCreate".

The Bruce Museum offers many opportunities to get teens involved. The Bruce Museum's Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, and the Junior Educator Program give teens a chance to get on-the-job experience in various fields.

Junior Educator Program

The Junior Educator Program is a paid after-school opportunity for students in grades 9 through 12 with a strong interest in science, art, education, or careers in museums. Junior Educators teach inquiry-based afterschool art and science programs at the Bruce Museum for visiting student groups. Participating students have exciting opportunities to:

●       Delve into art and science at the Bruce Museum

Develop and hone their teaching and classroom management skills

●       Get career guidance from museum professionals

For up to date information or to arrange an interview, please contact Kathleen Holko at kholko@brucemuseum.org.

Youth@Bruce - iCreate Annual High School Exhibition

The Bruce Museum Youth Committee is a student-based volunteer group designed to empower area high school students to become active volunteers at the Bruce Museum. Its mission is to elevate the volunteer experience for dedicated high school volunteers by engaging them in learning and managing opportunities that provide the teens with job skills and a visible role in the Bruce Museum. This volunteer group organizes the annual iCreate high school exhibition and works alongside Bruce Museum staff at every stage of the exhibition's progression. This intern experience gives the students an overview of all the work that goes into a large exhibit from planning, task checklists, juried selections, communications, collection management, working with a team, and finally the reward of seeing it all come to completion.

If you would like to join Youth@Bruce, click here to apply online, email mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org if you have any questions, or apply through your high school's senior internship program.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities specifically for youth, contact Mary Ann Lendenmann, Volunteer Program Manager, Phone: 203-413-6746, or email mlendenmann@brucemuseum.org.